Humankind has always been invaded by anxiety and the causes of it have changed throughout the centuries. It is different to be anxious when you find out that the earth is not flat but round, with the risk of falling into the void, than being anxious because you listen to our own fast heart beating, believing that you’re having a heart attack. There was a time when humankind was anxious about “not-knowing” – nowadays it is an overflow of knowledge that can create anxiety.
BLUEdeals with the endogenous and exogenous anxiety and the symptoms it generates, through the prism of a raw, naive text underpinned by the primitive energy of Rock'n'roll.
I have never heard speaking of panic attacks so accurately. Anna Lemonaki is very sincere in this work, there is a very human aspect to it. Marie-Pierre Genecand, Space 2, RTS / Le Temps
From the point of view of its aesthetics, this performance makes us think of multidisciplinary theatre or Angelica Liddell. Singular performance, hybrid, greek, familiar and strange, near and far, which has things to tell, human things, shameful things. It talks about the healthy and the sick, the acceptable and the inadmissible, the panic disorder, the anxiety, the loneliness and what it means to grow up under the orders of others. Savvas Patsalidis, The GreekPlayProject
We're stunned by the performance by Anna Lemonaki in the role of Mia. A strong text, with an insight in anxiety that eats us up in our everyday life.
www.noisy.gr, Lena Vasileiou
Direction, text, performing: Anna Lemonaki
Dramaturgy: Myrto Procopiou
Artistic Collaboration: Aurélien Patouillard
Artistic Collaboration: Lefki Papachrysostomou
Assistance direction: Claire Forclaz
Music and sound, performance: Samuel Schmidiger
Lights: Renato Campora
Scientific collaboration: Prof. Guido Bondolfi
Diffusion: Jolanda Herradi
With: Anna Lemonaki, Samuel Schmidiger